Canadian Helicopters Income Fund announces today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the â€œTSXâ€) has accepted the Fundâ€™s notice of intention to make a normal course issuer bid to purchase some of its outstanding ordinary units through the facilities of the TSX for a period of twelve months ending on December 28, 2010
Sea trials for the new Cyclone helicopter will take place before the end of January on the east coast, Defence Watch has been told.Â Sources originally said the first of the new maritime helicopters was supposed to arrive at CFB Shearwater in December but now that delivery has slipped slightly.
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, announced that Canada’s new fleet of 15 F-model Chinook helicopters will be based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ontario.
Canadian Dept of National Defence, 18-Dec-09
Transport Canada has shut down the helicopter landing facility at Cowichan District Hospital.Â On Nov. 18 the agency closed the helipad due to concerns about trees on a neighbouring property posing a safety hazard to the air ambulances.
The head of the inquiry investigating last spring’s helicopter crash that killed 17 offshore oil workers and aircrew off the Newfoundland coast announced Wednesday he has asked the Defence Department to send a witness to explain the federal role in SAR
The Saskatchewan Party government is grounding its long-cherished idea of a helicopter air ambulance service because of its hefty price tag.Â A report commissioned by the government and released Thursday shows the initial capital costs would be $42.4 million and annual operating costs would be $9 million for a system based out of both Regina… Read more »
Canadian Helicopters Income Fund announced that Jean-Pierre Blais is retiring as President and Trustee of Canadian Helicopters, effective today. To ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Blais will remain as an advisor to Canadian Helicopters until January 1, 2010.
Winnipeg’s police chief, backed by Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Party, is pushing for a helicopter to be added to the service’s resources.Â Chief Keith McCaskill said the chopper would be a “huge benefit” but the question of who would pay for it must first be answered.
Mr. Guy Joannes has been appointed to the position of President and CEO of Eurocopter Canada Limited. Guy graduated with an Aerospace Engineering Degree from ESTACA, Paris in 1978 and with a Management Degree from ICG, Paris in 1990.
Whistler Heli-Skiing is making plans for operations during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The resort’s new heli-skiing store opens in mid-November in the Carleton Lodge to service skiers and riders, and bookings are already coming in concurrent with Olympic events.
Nexenâ€™s logo was unveiled on a STARS helicopter in recognition of Nexen reaching a $500,000 donation milestone in cumulative giving. Nexen President and CEO Marvin Romanow and STARS Foundation Vice President Phil Levson, took part in the event alongside STARS crew members.
A spokesman for Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Saturday an investigation has been launched after a Canadian Forces helicopter pilot landed in Kenora recently – apparently to pick up some cheeseburgers.
AgustaWestland congratulates the crew of the Canadian Forces 442 Search and Rescue Squadron, based at CFB Comox, on winning the 2009 Cormorant Trophy for the skilful night rescue of a skier who had fallen 30 m down a crevasse on Hamathko Glacier, 8700 ft above sea level.
In order to increase the level of safety, Eagle Pass Heliskiing is taking advantage of new technologies and development, supplying each participant with a ‘SnowPulse Lifebag’ inflatable backpack. This device represents a revolution in Avalanche safety technology.
The special committee of independent directors formed in response to the IMP Group proposal does not believe that the partial insider bid, as currently proposed by IMP Group, is in the best interest of the Corporation
SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that Major Stephen Fuhr (retired), formally of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has joined SkyTrac’s executive team as Vice President and Director of Business Development. Working closely with the President and CEO, Fuhr will lead and manage the growth of SkyTrac’s business development activities worldwide.
Eurocopter Canada Limited and the British Columbia Institute of Technology announced a Memorandum of Understanding today that will see the future development of a specialized training program in airframe and engine maintenance.
This appointment follows the successful expansion of Blackcomb Aviation from a group of distinguished independent aviation companies into a medium sized business operating under a single management team.
Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, today announced that The Boeing Company has awarded a contract to Avcorp Industries Inc. for the nose enclosure and sub-assemblies in support of 400 Boeing CH-147 Chinook helicopters, including 15 Boeing CH-147 Chinook helicopters purchased by the Government… Read more »
AgustaWestland announces it has signed an agreement with Heli-One for the establishment of a Repair & Overhaul Centre in Vancouver, Canada. Under this agreement the Centre will provide repair and overhaul services for the AW139 fleet of the CHC Helicopter group of companies as well as for 3rd party AW139 operators.
DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval for their Safety Enhancement Kits for the Medium Bell aircraft model types.
Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams called on Ottawa on Tuesday to immediately establish a search and rescue presence in St. John’s, days after a fishing boat sank off the province’s coast, killing at least one crewman.
Victoria police arrested a man trying to smuggle marijuana into Victoria via a HeliJet from Vancouver Friday.Â The crew on the aircraft noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from some black duffel bags.
The Edmonton Police Serviceâ€™s newest member of its flight operations unit went to work right after its unveiling ceremony Wednesday where it was made welcomed by police Chief Mike Boyd and other civic officials.
The author of a 2002 study into a police helicopter for Winnipeg is willing to do it all over again, but this time he’d like a reply.Â Kim Hards, a quality assurance manager for an Alberta helicopter company, said recently he’s willing to put together another report, but only if the Winnipeg Police Service is… Read more »
The helicopter, tail number C-GKCW, landed at a regional airport in Leesburg, Va., after the intrusion. The aircraft is a Bell 206L Long Ranger equipped with spraying bars used for agricultural crop dusting. The helicopter is operated by Sunrise Helicopters, Inc.
CMH Heli-Skiing is offering the most cost-effective way to reach the deep powder slopes of the Selkirk and Monashee ranges of British Columbia. The rate for an all-inclusive heli-ski trip to CMH Kootenay is only $975 CAD per day â€“ but only for those who book before September 15, 2009
The Olympic rings have a whole new meaning for helicopter and small aircraft operators in the Sea to Sky corridor.Â That’s because airspace security during February’s Olympics is laid out in rings like the ripples on a pond and many aviators say the rings are making it all but impossible to carry on with business.
Robson Helimagic introduces their new website which contains information on helicopter tours, winter heli ski, Valemount weather conditions, ski rental rates, sightseeing tours, bus tours and need to know information. Join their Facebook group â€œRobson Helimagic Inc.â€ to see what a real Canadian Rockies tour is all about.
he Canadian officer who will oversee the first flights of Canada’s new fleet of navy helicopters next year says the choppers currently can’t pass an endurance test that requires them to fly for nearly three hours in extreme conditions.
The possible grounding of a Medicine Hat helicopter medivac service will leave STARS as the lone service for southern Alberta. MedicAir announced that funding problems could leave them grounded by the end of the month. But even though STARS is available, without the expansion of the helipad at the Brooks Health Centre, their days of… Read more »
DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their affiliated partner, AKV Inc. has received Transport Canada approval for their Dual Engine Cycle Counters for all of the BK117 series helicopters. FAA approval has been previously received. EASA and CASA approvals are pending.
Colin Martin was on bail, appealing his sentence for leading a U.S.-Canada drug conspiracy involving aircraft. But he was still able to obtain three helicopters, two of which ended up being flown by drug smugglers.